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Top Russell Hansbrough News

  • Redskins' Russell Hansbrough: Lands in Washington

    Hansbrough signed a reserve/future contract with the Redskins on Thursday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

    Hansbrough did not sign with a team during the 2018 regular season but now joins Washington's 90-man roster. The 25-year-old has only played five special teams snaps in his NFL career and faces an uphill battle to secure a depth role with the Redskins this offseason.

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  • Russell Hansbrough: Left off 53-man roster

    Hansbrough (undisclosed) was waived by the Chargers on Saturday, Ricky Henne of the team's official site reports.

    Hansbrough failed to beat out Justin Jackson for the fourth spot at running back behind Melvin Gordon, Austin Ekeler and Detrez Newsome. Hansbrough has played just five special teams snaps in two games played during his NFL career.

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  • Chargers' Russell Hansbrough: Held out of Saturday's preseason win

    Hansbrough did not play in Saturday's preseason victory over the Seahawks due to an undisclosed injury, Chris Hayre of the Chargers' official site reports.

    Hansbrough could be in danger of missing additional time in practice this week if the undisclosed injury lingers, while fellow backup running backs Austin Ekeler (calf) and Justin Jackson (hamstring) are also dealing with issues of their own. This leaves starter Melvin Gordon and Detrez Newsome as the lone options at full strength in the Chargers' backfield heading into Week 3 of the preseason.

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  • Chargers' Russell Hansbrough: Won't dress in Week 17

    Hansbrough (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

    The Chargers added Hansbrough from the practice squad Friday as insurance at running back, but with starter Melvin Gordon (ankle) cleared to play, the team didn't have a need to keep Hansbrough active. Branden Oliver and Austin Ekeler will dress as Gordon's backups in Week 17.

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  • Chargers' Russell Hansbrough: Promoted to Chargers' 53-man roster

    The Chargers promoted Hansbrough from the practice squad Friday, Mike DiGiovanna of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    The transaction is a strategic move in the event Melvin Gordon is unable to play Sunday against the Raiders. Listed as questionable for the regular-season finale, he likely would cede snaps to Branden Oliver and potentially Hansbrough, if active, because the cast on Austin Ekeler's left hand is containing him to special-teams work at the moment.

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  • Russell Hansbrough: Joins Chargers practice squad

    Hansbrough landed on the Chargers' practice squad Tuesday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

    Hansbrough suited up for two games with the Buccaneers during his rookie season in 2016. He spent the offseason in Tampa Bay, but ultimately was waived prior to the 2017 season. He now will look to impress on the Chargers' practice unit.

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  • Russell Hansbrough: Waived by Bucs

    Hansbrough was waived by the Buccaneers on Saturday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

    Hansbrough simply wasn't good enough to earn his keeps among the Tampa Bay backfield this season. That isn't to say he's not good enough for other teams, however. It'll be interesting to see if he can attract other suitors following his departure from Tampa Bay.

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  • Buccaneers' Russell Hansbrough: Stands out in passing game Thursday

    Hansbrough rushed twice for five yards and brought in all four of his targets for 34 yards in Thursday's preseason loss to the Redskins.

    Hansbrough saw eight less rushing touches than fifth-round pick Jeremy McNichols, but he did play 28 snaps to McNichols' 20 and also paced the team in receptions. The battle between Hansbrough and McNichols for what would be a fourth running back spot will be settled by Saturday's final roster deadline of 4pm Eastern.

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  • Buccaneers' Russell Hansbrough: Impressive in brief stint Saturday

    Hansbrough (concussion) rushed four times for 28 yards in Saturday's 13-9 preseason loss to the Browns.

    The backup running back notably out-snapped fellow reserve Jeremy McNichols by an 8-2 margin, with the latter getting pulled after missing a blocking assignment that led to a sack. Hansbrough gained all but one of his yards on one run, so his final line was a bit misleading. Nevertheless, he presumably remains in the mix for a spot on the final roster entering the exhibition finale, although Peyton Barber appears to have the inside track if the Bucs opt to keep four backs for the time being.

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  • Buccaneers' Russell Hansbrough: Does not play Thursday

    Hansbrough (concussion) was not active for Thursday's preseason game against the Jaguars, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Hansbrough is still going through concussion protocol after leaving last Friday's preseason opener against the Bengals with the injury. He'll have to be clear of concussion-like symptoms for at least 24 hours before he can return to the field, with his next opportunity to play being Aug. 26 against the Browns.

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  • Buccaneers' Russell Hansbrough: Enters concussion protocol

    Hansbrough has entered concussion protocol, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Hansbrough exited Friday's preseason opener to be evaluated for a concussion and those suspicions were evidently confirmed after further testing. The undrafted rookie out of Missouri is looking doubtful to play in Thursday's exhibition game against the Jaguars.

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  • Buccaneers' Russell Hansbrough: Evaluated for concussion

    Hansbrough exited Friday's preseason opener against the Bengals early in order to be evaluated for a concussion, Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com reports.

    Hansbrough recorded just one rush for a two-yard loss before leaving the game. He is among a crowded field trying land a spot on the final roster as a backup running back. Consider him day-to-day until more clarity is provided.

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  • Russell Hansbrough: Set to sign with Tampa Bay

    Tampa Bay plans to sign Hansbrough from the Giants' practice squad and add him to the active roster for Sunday's game against Carolina, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    He'll add depth at running back with Doug Martin set to be inactive again as a healthy scratch. With Martin's surprising benching, it's not clear how carries will be divided among Jacquizz Rodgers, Charles Sims or Peyton Barber.

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  • Russell Hansbrough: Returns to Bucs practice squad

    Hansbrough was re-signed to the Bucs practice squad Tuesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

    The undrafted rookie thus returns for yet another stint, after having been waived on Saturday due to the return of Doug Martin from his hamstring injury. Hansbrough will once again be ready to step up to the active roster if injuries strike the Bucs backfield yet again during the second half of the season.

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  • Russell Hansbrough: Waived by Tampa Bay

    Hansbrough was waived by the Buccaneers on Saturday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Hansbrough was released shortly after it was confirmed that Doug Martin would be active for Week 10, leaving the Buccaneers with four active running backs. He was likely the last man on the depth chart and his absence won't impact the offense much.

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  • Buccaneers' Russell Hansbrough: Promoted to active roster

    Hansbrough was promoted from the Buccaneers' practice squad to the 53-man roster Monday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    With Antone Smith (knee) now on injured reserve after his first game with Tampa Bay, the team will now need to promote Hansbrough once again for some added depth at the running back position. Unless more injuries occur within the unit, don't expect Hansbrough to play a major role in the running game.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Arlington, TX, USA
Age: 29
School: Missouri
Experience: 1